Ciao, Fashionistas! I am coming to you right from Florence, Italy this semester!
Studying abroad is the opportunity of a lifetime and I am so happy I decided to come to Florence, a place where fashion really took shape and is still rockin’ out today in style. There is so much inspiration here in terms of fashion sense and I find myself really taking risks with what I wear because hey, why not?
One of my favorite parts about Florence is what I like to call “The Fifth Avenue of Florence”—it is essentially a street dedicated to just high fashion shops and I get the pleasure of walking down it every day on my way to and from school.
Speaking of walking to and from school every day, I spotted the most perfect green door when looking for a Fashionista and when I found her, she had such “Firenze” style. She was even another study abroad member from the United States so it was great to see fellow college students playing around with fashion! It was the perfect situation.
For this post I would like to focus on not just the entire outfit, but specifically this Fashionista’s hat! It is what sets her outfit over the edge into being a complete Florence ensemble. It is exactly what I am talking about when I say taking fashion risks here.
The studs on the black hat is what sets it apart from any old floppy hat and the gold really gets a chance to bring out the rest of the outfit. This Fashionista is also wearing a gray mock turtleneck shirt with an open, sleeveless tan cardigan over it. She paired it with her go-to black skinny jeans and her tall black boots.
For her hair, she kept it simple under the hat but had half of it in a lower set ponytail for when she was not wearing the hat in class or while grabbing something to eat.
The mix of neutral colors is also what caught my eye—if you have been following my articles, you must know how much I love a good neutral. I love them because they are simple but chic; effortless but they always look good together. It’s what lets us take fashion risks, like the hat for example because the outfit does not outshine the main focus.
Captured: I spotted this Fashionista right around the corner from one of my academic buildings near Palazzo Rucellai. I love the entire facade of this street in Central Florence so it was perfect that I got to capture a moment at one of the prettiest doors in the Florence city.